Are individual differences in rates of aging greater at older ages?

  title={Are individual differences in rates of aging greater at older ages?},
  author={T. Salthouse},
  journal={Neurobiology of Aging},
  • T. Salthouse
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neurobiology of Aging
  • Although differences among people are frequently assumed to increase with age, cross-sectional comparisons of measures of brain structure and measures of cognitive functioning often reveal similar magnitudes of between-person variability across most of adulthood. The phenomenon of nearly constant variability despite systematically lower means with increased age suggests that individual differences in rates of aging may be relatively small, particularly compared with the individual differences… CONTINUE READING

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